Dictionary not working for me on iOS7, how about you?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by WhiteIphone5, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    I have downloaded the apple dictionary, found on Manage option when defining a word.
    Every time I want to see the definition of a word it says " no definition found" anyone else?

    iPad mini, iOS 7
    And yes I do have an active internet service.
  2. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
  3. Fantasigraphic macrumors 65816

    Mar 25, 2009
    It works! When you define a word look in bottom left corner and click MANAGE. The download the dictionary you want/need

    **** EDIT ****

    JUst re-read your post... NO the Apple dictionary doesn't work, but rest do!

  4. jprmercado macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    The Apple dictionary only defines Apple products.

    What you want is the New Oxford American Dictionary or the Oxford Dictionary of English (UK English).
  5. MisterPunchy macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Ya, looks like you just need to hit "Manage" and then download the ones you want. My iPhone had the English and Apple dictionaries already installed, but my iPad needed them to be installed after the ios7 update.
  6. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK
    I suggest you download (in THIS ORDER):

    1) English US
    2) English UK
    3) Apple Dictionary

    Then definitions results will display in the REVERSE order, only provided the particular dictionary has a result in it for the word asked. i.e.:

    1) Apple Dictionary
    2) English UK
    3) English US

    NB: you may want to swap the two English's around depending on which you want to display first (I'm British, so I prefer to have that first, given I deal predominantly in that, but like US for spelling differences et al.)

    I have to say this thing is buggy though. You have to tap the cloud/cross button several times to get it to work properly, even on iPhone 5S.
    AND they haven't offered the ordering options, so you have to do each in the REVERSE order you want to see them in — not very clever that idea Apple!
  7. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Hopefully this becomes more user-friendly. Was dictionary managing in iOS 6?

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